BWX Technologies announced an investment to expand its nuclear manufacturing plant in Cambridge, Ontario.

The company said its C$80 million ($58.2 million) investment would enable greater capacity to support ongoing and anticipated customers’ investments in small modular reactors (SMRs), traditional large-scale nuclear and advanced reactors, in Canada and around the world.

The first C$50 million ($36.4 million) would help increase the facility’s footprint 25 percent to 280,000 square feet. Over the next few years, BWXT would also invest approximately C$30 million ($21.8 million) in advanced manufacturing equipment for the facility.

Construction for the expansion is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2024, adjacent to the existing plant, with no interruption to ongoing operations at the current facility. The project is estimated to be completed by the middle of 2026.

BWXT’s Lynchburg, Virginia facility, home of the world’s first commercial Critical Experiment Laboratory, has been in operation for more than 60 years.

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